NASA decided they would finally send a man up in an capsule after sending only monkeys in the earlier missions.
They fire the man and the monkey into space.
The intercom crackles "Monkey, fire the retros".
A little later, "Monkey, check the solid fuel supply".
Later still "Monkey, check the life support systems".
The astronaut takes umbrage and radios NASA. "When do I get something?"
NASA replied – in 15 minutes, feed the monkey.
Racist when comparing Andros Townsend to the NASA monkey? I think not, but it helps to sell newspapers.